QOTW: Preferences for second market chips?

Written on October 15, 2012 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Question of the Week

One of Blythe’s most unique feature is her eyes. More specifically, her four set of eyes. But not everyone is a fan of pink, blue, orange and green – so what are you going to do about it?

Most of my dolls have most (if not all) of their stock chips. I have more dolls with stock pink and orange than I do blue or green, even though I do like the blues and greens! Strange, but true. I have plans to swap out chips on some of my dolls (pink chips in Moxie, my Bubble Boom, I’m looking at you!), but just haven’t gotten around to doing it. But while I’m shopping/browsing for chips, I’ve realized that there’s a lot of choice now online for eye chips!

When I first started in the hobby, it was Brainworm, Brainworm and Brainworm. Now there’s so many different choices around besides Brainworm chips! Now only can you buy ones that have little flower etchings or duo-colour gradients, you can also find resin chips with sprinkles, glitter or little pictures. You can also find beautifully hand-painted chips! It’s amazing how different the ‘market’ for eyechips has changed in the last three years.

My main preference is still for Brainworm, especially when I want my dolls to retain the ‘classic’ eyechip look in their eyes. But I have also gotten Cool Cat chips (very comparable to Brainworm!) and some hand-painted chips from some fantastic artists out there.

What is your preference for second market chips?

3 Responses to “QOTW: Preferences for second market chips?”

  1. Jane AKA @maidensuit

    I’ve always gotten Brainworm because I like that classic/stock look, but I feel like the colors of the chips are often more dull in real life or aren’t like they look on the site.

    • Michelle AKA @blythelifecom

      Hi Jane!

      I’ve found that the Cool Cat chips are a lot more sparkly than the Brainworm ones – and Cool Cat has ones with lines like the stock eye chips 🙂

  2. Becka says:

    My favourites are the GBaby and Melacaia painted chips! They’re a bit pricey though, especially if you want to replace all four sets on a doll and have many dolls to do! I also like Cool Cat, they’re quite nice! But I like Brainworm’s colour selection better.

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